30 days in Europe Itinerary

30 days in Europe Itinerary

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30 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Christchurch, New Zealand
Fly:  28​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
6
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Christchurch, New Zealand


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4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
St. Paul's Cathedral and St Mary's Church will appeal to history buffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like Natural History Museum and Tate Modern. Explore London's surroundings by going to St Nicholas Church (in Lower Oddington), St Michael and St Martins Church (in Cirencester) and St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary tool .

Christchurch, New Zealand to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Christchurch to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Christchurch in April, with highs in London at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burford, St Michael and St Martins Church, St Nicholas Church
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower. Bring the kids along to The Paris Catacombs and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris online holiday planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Parc Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, and explore the galleries of Museu Maritim de Barcelona.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour planning website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste and Palais Lascaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Ruines de Rocca Sparviera (in Coaraze), St-Paul-de-Vence (La Collegiale Saint Paul & La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul) and Utelle (Église Saint Veran & La Madone d'Utelle). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice, and step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Nice, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Coaraze, Utelle, St-Paul-de-Vence, Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille, Lérins Islands
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Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille ©

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) and Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana, Duomo di Orvieto
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Roman Forum ©
Roman Forum
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Vecchia dedicata a Santa Maria, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei S.S. Martiri, then view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Madonna di Campagna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Veronica. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Clemente, then steep yourself in history at Villa Ducale, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Madonna della Punta, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiata di San Vittore.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Maggiore online holiday builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rome to Lake Maggiore in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Stresa, Verbania, Chiesa Vecchia dedicata a Santa Maria, Chiesa dei S.S. Martiri
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Chiesa di San Clemente ©
Chiesa di San Clemente
Chiesa Vecchia dedicata a Santa Maria ©

5
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Explore hidden gems such as Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Berliner Dom. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like East Side Gallery and Charlottenburg Palace. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, admire the architecture and history at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin, and make a trip to Potsdamer Platz.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lake Maggiore to Berlin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall ©
Memorial of the Berlin Wall
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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